A child's safety is a top priority for every parent. Make your child's bed a safe place for them to sleep at night so you can rest easy, too.
- TIP: Place a rug or blanket on the ground at the side of the bed for younger children in case they fall out.
- Step 1: Continue checking the bedding regularly for loose threads or loops that could catch on the child's fingers or toes in the night and cause cuts or bruises. Now get a good night's sleep knowing your child is, too.
- FACT: In Japan, it is common for children to sleep with or in the same room as their parents until they are teenagers.
- Step 2: Remember that your child is shorter than you. Choose a bed frame that is low to the ground so the child can get in and out easily.
- Step 3: Look for headboards and frames without protrusions or cutouts that can injure the child.
- Step 4: Check for irritating materials. If your child has sensitive skin, they may be bothered by certain materials such as hemp. Remember that materials labeled as “natural” are not necessarily non-irritating.
- TIP: Wash your child's sheets and comforter in hot water and dry in the dryer once a week to get rid of dust mites and allergens.
- Step 5: Read the labels on any bedding you purchase. Be sure that it is fire-resistant.